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Húsafell: Langjökulll Glacier Ice Cave Tour

1. Húsafell: Langjökulll Glacier Ice Cave Tour

Experience Iceland’s second-largest glacier from the inside and enjoy the rare sight of blue ice at the heart of an ice cap glacier on this half-day tour.  All tours depart from Húsafell, from where you will catch a shuttle to the Glacier Base Camp, Klaki. You will meet a professional guide and gear up in warm overalls if needed, before boarding a specially-modified glacier truck for the drive up to the cave entrance. Arriving at the cave entrance, head inside the glacier with your guide. The man-made Langjökull Glacier Tunnel is a wonder to behold. The ice is lit up from behind by glowing hues, allowing you to see the layers that have formed over many years. Your guide will walk with you through the glacier's corridors where you will have a chance to learn about geology, the history of glaciers, how they are formed and how they move.

From Reykjavik: Langjökull Glacier Ice Cave Walking Tour

2. From Reykjavik: Langjökull Glacier Ice Cave Walking Tour

Experience Langjökull Iceland’s second-largest glacier and enjoy the rare sight of blue ice at the heart of an ice cap glacier on this half-day tour from Reykjavik. Walk through the glacier's corridors and learn about geology, the history of glaciers, how they are formed, and how they move. You will be picked up and brought to Husafell where you will meet a professional guide and gear up in warm overalls, before boarding a specially-modified glacier truck for the drive up to the cave entrance. Prepare yourself to meet the glacier up close and personal. Arriving at the cave entrance, head deep inside the glacier with your guide. Enjoy the vastness of the man-made Langjökull Glacier Tunnel, which is a wonder to behold. Experience the ice which is lit up from behind by glowing hues, and see the layers that have formed over many years.

Pearl Tour Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour & Snowmobiling

3. Pearl Tour Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour & Snowmobiling

Begin your tour at Thingvellir National Park, one of Iceland‘s most significant historical sites. It‘s the home of the country's first parliament which was founded in 930 AD and is the oldest extant parliamentary institution in the world. From Thingvellir, head inland towards the highly active Geysir hot spring area, with it's boiling mud pits and spouting hot springs. Continue on to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most powerful waterfalls. Located on the Hvítá river, the waterfall is fed by the Langjökull glacier and plummets down 32 meters in two stages into a rugged canyon. Top your day off with a drive towards Langjökull glacier, where you will drive a snowmobile and dash across the snowfields while gazing at the peaks and ice surrounding you. 

Húsafell: Langjökulll Glacier Ice Cave & Northern Lights

4. Húsafell: Langjökulll Glacier Ice Cave & Northern Lights

Hop aboard a glacier truck and experience an ice cave from the inside. Enjoy the rare sight of blue ice at the heart of an ice cap glacier on this half-day trip.  Gear up in warm overalls and board a specially-modified glacier truck for the drive up to the cave entrance. Head inside the glacier with your guide. Marvel at the man-made tunnel. Look in wonder as ice is lit up from behind by glowing hues, allowing you to see the layers that have formed over many years. Walk with your guide through the glacier's corridors and learn about geology and the history of glaciers, including how they are formed and how they move. Then, stand at the top of the glacier to take advantage of the perfect spot to catch the Northern Lights in action.

Iceland: Full-Day Jeep Tour from Reykjavik

5. Iceland: Full-Day Jeep Tour from Reykjavik

Drive across the summit of Iceland on a 9-hour scenic tour and see some of the nation’s most austere inland roads. Departing from Reykjavik in a Mountain Taxi Super Jeep, make your way towards Kaldidalur (Cold Valley), traveling alongside the western part of the Langjökull Glacier. Pause to get up close to this miracle of Mother Nature, and then veer north to stop at a lava cave named Surtshellir. Centuries ago, caves like Surtshellir were inhabited by outlaws! Today, they are simply breathtaking examples of nature at work. Feel the spray of the Hraunfossar waterfalls on your face as you watch them flowing into the glacial River Hvita from beneath tree-covered lava fields. Next, the tour drives through the historic site of Reykholt, home to Iceland’s famous chieftain and historian Snorri Sturluson. Sturluson wrote some of his greatest literature in the age of saga before he was murdered near the hot springs that are well preserved, and still used. Finally, visit Deildartunguhver, the largest and most powerful hot springs in the Northern Hemisphere, and a source of much of western Iceland’s heating needs. Your trip wraps up in Reykjavik, but not before driving alongside the scenic and colorful Hvalfjordur Fjord.

Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Langjökull Glacier on a Jeep

6. Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Langjökull Glacier on a Jeep

Your first stop will be Thingvellir National Park where the Icelandic parliament was founded over 1000 years ago. Here you can see how the earth is slowly drifting apart along the border of two tectonic plates. Afterwards visit the geysir geothermal area in Haukadalur where you can see geysers, hot springs, steam vents and eerie blue algae. Strokkur is one of the largest and most powerful geysers and erupts almost every 5 minutes. The final stop of the Golden Circle takes you to Gullfoss waterfall, which many consider to be the queen of Icelandic. Take a break and enjoy lunch at Gullfoss Café, before heading off road in jeep. The ride will take you to the highlands, rough terrain and glacier area of Langjökull (long glacier), known to be the second largest ice cap in Iceland (953 km2).  After an off-road ride, visit Faxi, a small but beautiful waterfall before driving back to Reykjavik.

Reykjavik: Tailor-Made 10-Person Exploration Tour

7. Reykjavik: Tailor-Made 10-Person Exploration Tour

Travel the country at your own pace on a 4x4 Super Jeep that is specially built to handle the rough Icelandic terrain on this guided tour from Reykjavik. Tailor the itinerary to your needs and desires and go wherever you want, when you want within a 12-hour period.  Have the option to go snorkeling in the morning, see the glaciers at midday, and reach the Blue Lagoon by the late afternoon. Take the opportunity to explore a lava tube cave, walk behind a waterfall, and see the magnificent Highlands. Be picked by the spacious all-terrain vehicle in the morning and head off to your desired destination. Ride in the Super Jeep to see more sights than you can reach on a standard bus. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a private transportation service.  Get help crafting the perfect itinerary from your guide, or choose to have your guide create a tour the most popular places. Have the option to pick a trip to unique locations that most visitors will never get to see. Let your guide know where you wan to go and get a tailor-made experience. 

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Private Full-Day Trip

8. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Private Full-Day Trip

Travel the Golden Circle of Iceland by Jeep and see some of the nation’s most spectacular phenomenon. Depart from Reykjavik and drive to Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland’s ancient parliament was situated. Hike through the area to experience the dramatic mid-Atlantic ridge, before heading eastbound on the mountain road to Lyngdalsheiði. Your reward will be sublime views of the lava fields on the hills above Laugarvatn. As you drive to Haukadalur, look out for the famous Strokkur Geyser, which erupts every 5 to 7 minutes, spewing boiling water into the air to heights of 80 to 100 feet (25 to 30 meters). Explore the hot springs, before heading up to the magnificent cascades of Gullfoss Waterfall, plummeting into the white Hvita River along with glacial water. Drive to the start of the Kjölur mountain road. You will be approaching Iceland’s second largest glacier, Langjökull, where you can take optional activities, such as snowmobile rides, depending on weather conditions and the time of year. In the afternoon, make your way through the agricultural headland of southwest Iceland, through small settlements. Visit the hot springs town of Hveragerði if there’s time, before reaching Hellisheiði Plateau, one final wonder of Mother Nature on the way back to Reykjavik.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Afternoon Trip

9. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Afternoon Trip

Greet your new friends as your driver and guide welcome you on board the SuperJeep. Pick-up can be arranged at your hotel or accommodations in Iceland at 13:00. Your first stop is Thingvellir National Park, home of Iceland’s ancient parliament. You'll spend about 20 minutes walking through the park to experience the dramatic mid-Atlantic ridge where the 9000-year old lava field splits apart. This is a natural phenomenon demonstrating the continental drift between North America and EuroAsia. You'll have the opportunity to view more lava fields on the hills above Laugarvatn as you head east on the mountain road Lyngdalsheiði. Approaching the home of the great Strokkur geyser in the geothermal area of Haukadalur, you’ll likely be able to see an eruption every 5 to 7 minutes. Spouting boiling hot water into the air at heights of approximately 25 to 30 meters, you'll stop here to enjoy one of nature’s greatest shows while exploring the hot springs. You will also pause at the epic Gullfoss waterfall: a two-tiered drop into the white Hvita river, flowing with glacial-waters. Then you'll be navigating the famous Kjölur interior mountain road, a part of Iceland since its earliest settlements and often a major role in Icelandic sagas. It’s also the second longest route through the Highlands. You will come to see the second largest glacier in the country, Langjökull. In the summer, you'll drive onto the glacier. After a very busy afternoon, you will stop for a lobster feast ( or something else if you don't like lobster ) in the seaside town of Stokkseyri, on the south coast. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for the grand finale: the Northern Lights dancing in the sky, one of the world’s most incredible shows! You'll stop to drink in the performance before going home. Heading towards Reykjavík after dinner you'll drive through the mountain plateau area of Hellisheiði. Ascending to the Hellisheiði plateau, you will see the beautiful glow of Hveragerði’s geothermal greenhouses.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 52 reviews

It is totally advisable to carry out this activity since it is the largest man-made ice cave in the world. That without forgetting that the cave is in a glacier and that when you see it from inside you can see many details accompanied by the explanations of the guide. To get to the glacier there is a meeting point and the journey is made by bus and then a kind of truck that transports you to the glacier (these two transports are included in the price of the activity). It is advisable to bring complete waterproof clothing, although if you do not have any, they will leave you there (even very practical waterproof shoe covers).

Very great tour on and in the glacier with lots of information about Iceland and the glacier. It would be cool if you could stop at the glacier border and get out ;)

A very exciting and memorable activity with a very knowledgeable guide. The whole operation was run extremely well and the experience was brilliant.

Unfortunately the clouds were very low and you couldn't see anything on the glacier but the cave and the guides were good

We learned a lot and had fun. The weather was gross outside, but the cave was cool!